Wood & Metal Technology

Year 8
Subject Information

This is a semester-length course. Additionally, students can choose to do either one semester of Wood and Metal Construction or one semester of Food and Textiles Technology.

Subject Description

This course is aimed at developing the student’s skills in design and construction technologies. The course provides a solid foundation for further studies in Design and Technology with a strong focus on the Design Cycle.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of, and skills in: workshop safety, protective equipment and teamwork.

  • Use hand tools, basic jointing methods, and an introduction to some portable power tools and work shop machinery.

  • Introductory CAD drawing and interpretation of designs

  • Measure, cut and fabricate sheet-metal, acrylic and timber to create design solutions

  • Use and apply surface finish materials in a safe and competent manner 

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee.

Criterion A:

Inquiring & Analysing

Criterion C:

Creating the Solution

Criterion B:

Developing Ideas

Criterion D:


Learning Area Map